Finding compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.126.i386.rpm in Fedora

Paul Howarth paul at
Fri Dec 3 08:36:57 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 13:47 +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> _I_ have seen people on this list say they prefer apt-get; it's clear a lot 
> don't. I intend to find out about yum, but until I have some experience with 
> it it don't have any particular expectations.
> Hopes, wishes - those are different. I hoped it would look at my DVD. I wish 
> it would look at my DVD.
> For the moment, I have nothing better than the find command I mentioned a 
> while back, and the hope I can resolve dependancies.

To get yum to look at your DVD:

1. You'll need the "createrepo" package installed.

2. Let's say your DVD is mounted at /my/software/lib/fedora/3/dvd

   # cd /my/software/lib/fedora/3
   # createrepo .

   That should result in a directory /my/software/lib/fedora/3/repodata
   being created.

3. Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo and comment out the line:
   add a line:

Yum should now use your DVD.

Paul Howarth <paul at>

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